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Guides/Boats

Guides/Boats

Tarponville has quality guides that are trained and experienced on the local fishery to enhance every aspect of your day. All of our guides are family to us here at Tarponville and we believe this will stand out in the way that they all work together to get you into fish and home safely. All of our guides are English speaking, punctual and informative on the local fishery.

Tarponville's guides work on a rotating schedule. You will be fishing with the same guide for your entire stay. If you have a preference, let us know and we will do our best to get you out with your pick.

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Tony

Boat name: "The Lion"

Boat size: 23ft panga

Years guiding for tarponville: 8

Home town: Manzanillo

Favorite part of tarpon fishing: "Hooking the fish, any fisherman can relate".

Biggest tarpon to boat: 200+ lbs

When not tarpon fishing: Playing soccer, diving, trolling in the afternoon for jack, king fish, barracuda, snapper fishing and snorkel tours

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Jiro

Boat name: Antolina (after his mother)

Boat size: 23' panga

Years guiding for Tarponville: 3 years

Home town: Mazanillo

Favorite part of tarpon fishing: Being on the water. "I like getting my hands on the BIG FISH".

Biggest tarpon to boat: 165 lbs.

When not tarpon fishing: Works full time at Tarponville in the off season.

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Dalmin

Boat name: "Dalmin

Boat size: 23ft

Years guiding for tarponville: 4 years

Home town: Manzanillo

Favorite part of tarpon fishing: "Hearing the clients screem with excitment".

Biggest tarpon to boat: 200+ lbs

When not tarpon fishing: Dalmin dives with his father Mushe for lobster and hand line for snapper which they provide to the local restaurants of Manzanillo.

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Pepee

Boat name: Digger

Boat size: 24ft panga

Years guiding for Tarponville: 13 years

Home town: Manzanillo

Favorite part of tarpon fishing: Being on the water. "Being on the ocean!!"

Biggest tarpon to boat: 200+lbs.

When not tarpon fishing: Cashing the girls and Salsa dancing.
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Carlos

Boat name: Marvi

Boat size: 28ft super panga

Years guiding for Tarponville: 13 years

Home town: Limon

Favorite part of tarpon fishing: Being on the water. "Tarpon are the most beautiful and the most strong fish. It's fun to see how hard people have to fight them just to get them to the boat."

Biggest tarpon to boat: 170 lbs.

When not tarpon fishing: Dolphin tours, bottom fishing.

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Delroy – "Deli"

Boat name: "The Root"

Boat size: 26ft super panga

Years guiding for tarponville: 12 years

Home town: Manzanillo

Favorite part of tarpon fishing: "Watching the tarpon get hooked and make that first jump. The look on the clients face is the best."

Biggest tarpon to boat: 150 lbs.

When not tarpon fishing: Playing soccer, dolphin tours, snorkel tours, fishing.


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Peck

Boat name: "Sexy Donna"

Boat size: 24ft panga

Years guiding for tarponville: 11 years

Home town: Manzanillo

Favorite part of tarpon fishing: "Living through the reaction when clients catch their first Costa Rica tarpon, they really are the strongest tarpon around."

Biggest tarpon to boat: 150+ lbs

When not tarpon fishing: Playing soccer, diving, snorkeling tours, snapper fishing

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Chun

Boat name: "Big Bamboo"

Boat size: 24' panga

Years guiding for tarponville: 8 years

Home town: Manzanillo

Favorite part of tarpon fishing: "The best part is when the client catches the tarpon, I live through there excitement, it gives me such a good feeling."

Biggest tarpon to boat: 200 lbs

When not tarpon fishing: Playing soccer and hang out with friends